Five-game winless run bodes well for Man. City boss
Maybe a five-game winless run bodes well for Guardiola.
The City manager hasn’t experienced such a barren streak since the 2008-09 season at Barcelona his first in senior management. How did that campaign end? By winning the treble of the Champions League and Spanish league and cup.
England, though, is a more challenging football environment. There is no room for mistakes like the one from John Stones against Southampton. The defender’s attempt to pass to Vincent Kompany instead managed to set up Nathan Redmond for the opener in the 27th minute.
City only had its first shot on target 10 minutes into the second half, although Kelechi Iheanacho did make the most of it by equalising.
“I know when you start (at a new club) it is always difficult,” said Guardiola, who began work at City in July. “We start quite well. Now in that moment we are not in that rhythm we had before. We didn’t have 90 bad, bad minutes. But when we are not perfect, we concede a lot.”